Over 400 pounds lighter, a whole lot less concerned about comfort and far, far more aggressive in its performance, the 2010 BMW M3 GTS is one of the most intriguing vehicles to come out of BMW for some time.
It's no secret that BMW has a strong record in motorsport, or that its cars are definitely one of the top drivers' choices among the luxury ranks. But building truly track-focused, hardcore cars is something typically left to the enthusiast marques.
The M Division might be taken as exactly that, but with recent developments, including the X6 M and X5 M it looked as if BMW had decided to take that sub-brand further toward luxury than performance, too. But the introduction of the M3 GTS brings back a much-needed--though certainly not mass-market--edge to the brand.
These two videos show off the car's intense, no-frills approach to street-legal but track-fun motoring. It's Monday afternoon (or evening) so sit back, relax, and enjoy.